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Internet Leadership Changes - March/April 2011 Featured

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InfoSpace announced that it has appointed Steve Hooper to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hooper is a founding partner of Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in communications, internet, software, and technology services. Prior to founding Ignition, Mr. Hooper was the Chairman and CEO at Nextlink Communications (now XO Communications). Prior to this, he served as the Co-CEO at Teledesic.

Pitney Bowes announced the appointment of Chuck Cordray to the new position of president of the Volly secure digital delivery service. Cordray joins Pitney Bowes from Hearst Corporation, where he served as SVP and GM of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. Cordray previously held executive leadership roles for several large consumer brands, including TV Guide Publishing Group, Primedia, and Meredith Corporation.

Google - Sundar Pichai as SVP of Chrome, Vic Gundotra as SVP of social, Andy Rubin as SVP of mobile, Salar Kamangar as SVP of YouTube and video, Alan Eustaceas as SVP of search, and Susan Wojcicki as SVP of ads. Jonathan Rosenberg, the SVP of product management, announced that he was leaving the company.

AOL Announced five industry heads for CPG/Health, Travel, Entertainment, Automotive, and Finance. They all come from relevant publishing backgrounds such as Hearst, Yahoo!, TV Guide, Amex Publishing, Travel+Leisure Golf, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. (For more details, please see our blog entry)
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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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